Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems using mathematics, physics, and computer science. Researchers at NASA Glenn are specifically helping to quantify spaceflight-induced changes in human physiology to help characterize the risks to astronauts during exploration missions.
Computational Modeling Projects
Today, scientific computing is vital to NASA’s research programs. It is used to help solve research problems that cannot be solved through experimental approaches that have safety hazards, and are time consuming or expensive. NASA GRC uses computational modeling in the HRP to assist in the understanding of many conditions and potential outcomes of human research in long duration, microgravity environments.